How to set goals and view progress in Activity for Apple Watch


How to set goals and view progress in Activity for Apple Watch

How to set a calorie goal with Activity for Apple Watch

The built-in Activity app on your Apple Watch makes it easy for you to choose a “move” goal — how many calories you’d like to burn each day and view all your recorded progress, in multiple formats, whenever you like.

  • How to adjust your calorie goal with Activity for Apple Watch
  • How to view your Activity progress with the Activity app for Apple Watch
  • How to view your Activity weekly summary on your Apple Watch
  • How to check your step count on your Apple Watch
  • How to view your progress history in Activity
  • How to save an image of your progress history in Activity
  • How to view Activity Trends
  • How to view awards in Activity
  • How to turn off Stand reminders, awards alerts, and other Activity notifications

How to adjust your calorie goal with Activity for Apple Watch

While the exercise and stand goals can’t be changed, you can adjust your calorie goal whenever you’d like.

  1. Launch the Activity app from your Apple Watch’s Home screen.
  2. Press firmly on the screen.
  3. Tap on Change Move Goal.

    Open Activity, press firmly on screen, tap Change Move GoalSource: iMore

  4. Adjust your goal using the and + buttons.
  5. Tap Update.

    Tap + and - buttons, tap UpdateSource: iMore

How to view your Activity progress with the Activity app for Apple Watch

Inside the Activity app, you can view how close you are to meeting each of your goals. In order to meet all three goals, you’ll have to stand for at least one minute each hour for 12 hours, exercise for 30 minutes, and meet your calorie goal for the day. You can check your progress with the Activity app whenever you’d like.

  1. Launch the Activity app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Scroll down using your finger or the Digital Crown in order to view breakdowns of each activity.

    Examples of the information you can see in the activity app.Source: iMore

Scrolling down will give you access to view your data in a few different ways rather than just looking at the rings. You can also find the same information in the Activity app for iPhone, just swipe all the way to the bottom.

How to view your Activity weekly summary on your Apple Watch

You do get a weekly summary on your wrist every Monday, letting you know how your past week went. Did you know you can also view that weekly summary at any time on your Apple Watch?

  1. Open the Activity app.
  2. Firmly press on the display to bring up the contextual menu.
  3. Tap Weekly Summary to bring up your summary so far for the week.

    Open Activity, firmly press on screen, tap Weekly SummarySource: iMore

How to check your step count on your Apple Watch

If you’re coming from a conventional fitness tracker, you may notice that counting steps isn’t the top priority of the Activity app. Luckily, Apple Watch does still track steps per day and you can view it anytime.

  1. Launch the Activity app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Use the Digital Crown or your finger to scroll down all the way to the bottom.

    Launch the Activity app and then scroll down to the bottom.Source: iMore

How to view your progress history in Activity

Although your Apple Watch will only show your progress of the current day, you can always use the Activity app on your iPhone to view your past progress.

  1. Launch the Activities app from your iPhone’s Home screen.
  2. Tap History in the lower-left corner.
  3. Tap the specific day you would like to view your progress and history.

    Launch the activities app, tap history and tap the specific day.Source: iMore

How to save an image of your progress history in Activity

If you have a particularly good day

  1. Launch the Activities app from your iPhone’s Home screen.
  2. Tap History in the lower-left corner.
  3. Tap the specific day you would like to view your progress and history.

    Launch the activities app, tap history in the lower left corner and tap the specific day.Source: iMore

  4. Tap the Share button in the upper right corner. It looks like a red box with an arrow coming out of it.
  5. Tap Save Image

    Tap the share button and then tap save image.Source: iMore

How to view Activity Trends in iOS 13

The Trends tab in the Activity app is new to iOS 13 and will let you get a better idea of how your performance on closing your rings is doing over time. The tab shows whether the trends are up or down for the three rings by comparing the last 365 days of data to your past 90 days of records. If the last 90 days of activity shows a downward trend relative to the last 365 days, the Activity app offers tips and coaching for ways to get your rings closed. Here’s how you can see that information.

  1. Launch the Activity app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap the Trends tab.
  3. Tap the category you want, if you want to see a more detailed breakdown.

    Launch the Activity app from your Home screen, tap the Trends tab, and then tap the category you want to see aditional information about.Source: iMore

How to view Awards in Activity

To help you stay motivated, Activity has achievements you can earn by completing your daily goals on consecutive days or exceeding your daily goals. You can check out what achievements you’ve already received and view what you need to do to get new achievements in the Activity app on your iPhone.

  1. Launch the Activity app from your iPhone’s Home screen.
  2. Tap Awards tab at the bottom of the screen. It looks like a star.
  3. Tap on any Awards symbol to see what it is.

    Lauch the Activity app from your Home screen, Tap the Awards tab at the bottom of the screen, Tap n any Awards symbol to see what it is.Source: iMore

How to turn off Stand reminders, award alerts, and other Activity notifications

  1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap My Watch if the app doesn’t already open to that screen.

    Open the Watch app, tap My WatchSource: iMore

  3. Tap Activity.
  4. Flip the switches next to Stand Reminders and any of the other types of notifications you want to turn off, which include daily coaching, goal completion, special challenge, and activity sharing notifications.

    Tap Activity, flip switchesSource: iMore

Questions?

Did you find this helpful? Do you have any other questions about setting activity goals? Let us know in the comments below!

Updated January 2020: Updated for iOS 13 and watchOS 6.

How to Backup iPhone or iPad to Mac in MacOS Catalina with Finder


How to Backup iPhone or iPad to Mac in MacOS Catalina with Finder

How to backup iPhone or iPad to macOS Catalina with Finder

Wondering how to backup your iPhone or iPad in macOS Catalina? Since iTunes is gone, even the most experienced of iPhone and iPad users can be thrown for a loop when they come to back up their devices after updating a Mac to macOS Catalina. With the loss of iTunes, everything has changed, and now managing your iPhone and iPad is done via Finder. Don’t worry it still works fine, but it is different. We’re going to tell you how to use the Finder in macOS Catalina (or later) to backup an iOS or iPadOS device.


As you may already know, when Apple released macOS Catalina and put iTunes out to pasture, they created the Music, Podcasts, and TV apps. Those apps handle playing back media that would previously have lived inside iTunes, but when it comes to managing iOS and iPadOS devices it’s down to Finder. Now, iPhones and iPads work just like any other external device that is plugged into a Mac, meaning they appear in the sidebar of a Finder window. Backing up an iPhone or iPad works exactly how you might expect it to given that. Let’s run through backing up a device to MacOS this way.

How to Back Up iPhone or iPad in macOS Catalina with Finder

You’ll need a USB cable to complete an iOS or iPadOS backup to MacOS, beyond that it’s just a matter of performing the following operation:

  1. First, plug your iPhone or iPad device into your computer using a USB cable and open a Finder window by clicking its icon in the Dock
  2. With a Finder window open, click your iPhone or iPad’s name in the sidebar.
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  4. If it’s the first time you’ve used your device with this Mac, click the “Trust” button to allow it to connect. You’ll need to enter your passcode to authenticate on the iPhone or iPad itself.
  5. The next screen you will see should be immediately familiar because it’s very similar to iTunes. Click the “General” tab and then check the option “Back up all of the data on your [‌iPhone‌/‌iPad‌] to this Mac.” Select backup options for iPhone or iPad in MacOS Findercdn.osxdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Untitled-4-2-300×87.png 300w” data-srcset=”https://cdn.osxdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Untitled-4-2.png 610w, cdn.osxdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Untitled-4-2-300×87.png 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px” style=”max-width: 100%; margin: 0.5em auto; display: block; height: auto;” class=””>
  6. If you want to create an encrypted backup, select “Encrypt local backup.” This ensures the backup also includes sensitive data like keychain information and more. You’ll be asked to provide a password to allow you to decrypt the backup when the time comes, too.
  7. Click “Back Up Now” and wait for the process to complete.

That’s all there is to it.

Backups can take a while to complete if they iPhone or iPad has significant storage capacity and has a lot of stuff on it, so just let that process complete.

Once the backup is complete you can disconnect your device and be on your way.

If you haven’t yet updated to macOS Catalina, don’t let the loss of iTunes put you off. There are other reasons not to update for some users, but the loss of iTunes is really not one of them. If you do decide to update, be sure to prepare the way ahead of time to avoid any unforeseen issues.

As for backups, if you’d rather just back your devices up to iCloud, that an option, too. In fact, why not do both? Backup redundancy can be a great strategy, so there’s nothing wrong with backing up your iPhone and iPad to both a Mac locally, and to iCloud too, (and even to a PC with iTunes).

Whatever route you take for backing up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, don’t skip making regular backups, they’re an important part of your digital routine and can prevent you from losing data should you ever misplace a device or have a serious issue where you must restore from a backup.

If you’re curious how this backup process works and would like to see a video walkthrough, Apple has put together a handy short little tutorial on YouTube that goes through the process of backing up an iPhone to a Mac with macOS Catalina using the Finder. As you’ll see it’s the same as discussed above, except in video form.


What do you think of backing up iPhone and iPad in the latest macOS versions? Do you miss iTunes for backups, or do you prefer the new Finder approach for backing up iOS and iPadOS? Let us know your thoughts and experiences in the comments.

Inside all the new HomeKit products coming out in 2020


Inside all the new HomeKit products coming out in 2020

We are barely kicking off 2020 and we already have more than 35 new HomeKit products waiting in the wings to launch at various points throughout the year —some of which have already hit the market. Let’s take a look at some of the best.

A sampling of the new HomeKit gear launching in 2020


A sampling of the new HomeKit gear launching in 2020



There is a veritable pile of HomeKit gear available now. Products run the range from basic lightbulbs that just turn off and on, through door locks, air purifiers, window sensors, and so much more. And, there is more coming.

For 2020, we will also many new HomeKit security products being released, including several locks that have unique takes on a flooded category.

We’ve also seen many new smart lights and an influx of cameras. Cameras have historically been a weak category for HomeKit so it is encouraging to see so many coming to market.





August



For 2020, August is launching a new version of its flagship smart lock. Now dubbed the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock, it has all the same functionality except Wi-Fi is now integrated right into the lock itself. Oh, it also happens to be more than 40% smaller than the last generation as well.

August Wi-Fi smart lock (left) compared to the existing August Smart Lock (right)



We examined the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock in early January, so be sure to check that out for additional insight.

Yale



Yale has three products of its own for 2020. There is the new Smart Safe which integrated its popular connected home platform to a safe. It launches this spring and is fully compatible with Apple’s HomeKit for gaining access as well as access control.

That all goes for the new Smart Cabinet Lock as well. It mounts inside a cabinet and controls access to whatever lies within. Think booze or other personal items.



Finally, Yale has the new Smart Delivery Box. This new box developed with Step2 is a great way to protect packages that get delivered. It automatically locks after a package has been placed inside and has easy control from your phone.

All three will be available to order this spring.

Nanoleaf



Nanoleaf Unified Hexagons light panels



Nanoleaf gave us another look at its unified hexagon smart light that we saw last year at CES which look like they are finally ready to ship this spring.

They are launching alongside the new Smart Learning System. The Smart Learning System includes a Smart Learning Button, a Smart Learning Switch, a Smart Learning Gateway, and a Smart Learning Bulb.

This system will learn as you control it to eventually take over for you in automating the lights in your home.

Abode



Abode Indoor Outdoor HomeKit camera



Abode just brought HomeKit to the Iota all-in-one gateway, now they are launching an indoor/outdoor camera.

This new camera has several different mounting options and works with HomeKit, though currently not with HomeKit Secure Video.

Legrand



Legrand has partnered with Netatmo for the Drivia Smart Electrical Panel.

Legrand Drivia smart electrical control panel



This brings HomeKit support directly to your home’s electrical panel where you can monitor rooms, devices, and even control larger appliances. Think turning off your water heater while you go out of town for the week.

It will launch in Q1 of 2020.

OneLife



OneLife PureOne HomeKit air purifier



OneLife is a new startup debuting its first product, the PureOne air purifier. This is one of the few HomeKit air purifiers to be announced. What is particularly unique is that the filter inside never needs to be replaced, and instead can be watched. It also can filter PM 1.0 particles which are smaller than the normal PM 2.5 particles normally filtered.

Philips Hue



Philips Hue Econic path lights



For 2020, Signify is launching several new outdoor products for the Philips Hue line. There is the Appear which casts triangles of light upwards and downwards on the wall.

There is also the new Lily XL spotlights that are larger than the original Lily lamps that launched. Finally for the outdoors lights the U.S. will see the Econic path light.

Hue can lights come in white and color and 6-inch and 8-inch sizes



Inside the home, Signify is launching six inch and eight inch can lights. They come in white ambiance and color + white ambiance versions.

Eve



Eve already released the Eve Water Guard in 2020 to help monitor for leaks and water damage. It will soon be followed by the second generation Eve Energy that has a much slimmer profile.

Eve Cam supports HomeKit Secure Video



The big news though is the Eve Cam. This is the first dedicated HomeKit Secure Video security camera to launch. It is highly secure with no registration, no third-party servers, and all encrypted video.

ADT



ADT’s line of Blue HomeKit cameras



As part of ADT’s Blue line, ADT is launching an indoor camera, an outdoor camera, and a video doorbell that all support HomeKit, though not HomeKit Secure Video at launch.

Wemo



Wemo React smart plug can trigger other accessories or scenes



Belkin’s Wemo brand is going to release a new smart plug that supports HomeKit this year unlike any other. Instead of controlling the light, the Wemo React monitors electrical consumption. Whenever it detects electricity being drawn, it can control another accessory or automate a scene.

A good example of this is a wireless charger. Whenever you place your phone on the bathroom’s wireless charger, it automatically turns the lights on.

Wemo Stage controller can trigger six HomeKit commands



The second new Wemo product is the Wemo Stage. This is a remote that can control up to six different scenes or devices between the three buttons. A single press can turn the light on and a long press on the same button can turn it off.

LIFX



LIFX Switch supports multiple HomeKit scenes and accessories



In 2020, LIFX will be launching several new products to fill out its portfolio. Thus far, we’ve seen a new set of filament bulbs, a new white candle bulb, and the new LIFX Switch.

LIFX Z-TV 360 light strip



It is also launching the Z-TV 360 and Z Gamer light strips that can be mounted behind a TV or monitor.

Netatmo



Netatmo is releasing a new smart door lock that will support HomeKit during the 2nd half of 2020.

Netatmo Smart Door Lock supports HomeKit and physical NFC keys



What makes it unique is that it can still be unlocked via keys —but NFC keys. These NFC keys can be disabled or enabled from within the app and give a nice sense of physicality to the lock.

Brilliant



Last year in January Brilliant announced impending HomeKit support for its wall panels, but for 2020 they’ve announced a simple switch and a smart plug.



The switch lacks a display like the other Brilliant panels, but it can still control and dim a room’s lights. It is a good compliment to rooms that already have a Brilliant smart wall panel installed.

Level Lock



Level Lock hidden deadbolt



Lever Lock is yet another HomeKit lock, but mixes things up by being invisible. This lock hides entirely within the door frame, allowing users to retain their existing hardware and keys.

This was announced in 2019 but looks ready to hit shelves in 2020.

Braun



Braun LE01 AirPlay 2 speaker



Finally, Braun is releasing a new set of speakers based on the iconic Dieter Ram designs. The LE01, LE02, and LE03 all are connected AirPlay 2 speakers that support HomeKit for easy control, playback, and automation.

No better time than now to get started with HomeKit



HomeKit is quickly gaining steam and we expect many more accessories to launch this year that aren’t included on our list. There are already more accessories announced for this year than there were this time last year.

In 2019, Apple has significantly invested in HomeKit. Bringing a multitude of new features as part of iOS 13 including support for routers, automation with NFC, and HomeKit Secure Video. Apple also open-sourced its HomeKit Accessory Development Kit to spur accessory makes and has joined the Project Home Over IP group.

If you are just getting started with Apple HomeKit, check out our extensive guides such as how to decide if HomeKit is right for you, how to get started with your first few accessories, and how to automate your home.

Recent HomeKit accessory reviews


How to import and export iCloud Keychain passwords


How to import and export iCloud Keychain passwords

iCloud Keychain Access on Mac

If you’re setting up a new Mac, you can use the Setup Assistant. This will automatically transfer all of your iCloud Keychain passwords for you. But if you don’t use the assistant and want to copy over your passwords, here’s how to export your iCloud Keychain passwords on Mac.

Export iCloud Keychain passwords

Keep in mind that not all passwords will be available for export. So as you go through this process, if the Export feature is grayed out, then one or more of your selected items cannot be exported.

1) Open Keychain Access on your Mac. You can launch the tool from your Applications > Utilities folder or by popping “Keychain Access” into Spotlight.

2) Select the items on the left that you want to export by choosing one of the Keychains at the top and a Category at the bottom. For example, you can pick iCloud at the top and Passwords at the bottom.

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3) Click File > Export Items from the menu bar.

4) Select a location for the export, give it a name, and click Save.

5) If prompted, enter a password. This is the password you’ll use when importing the items on your other computer.

Import iCloud Keychain passwords

Importing the iCloud Keychain passwords that you exported is easy.

1) Open Keychain Access as described above.

2) Click File > Import Items from the menu bar.

3) Locate the file containing the passwords.

4) Select the Keychain you want to import to and click Open.

5) If prompted, enter the password you set during the export.

Related tutorials

For additional how-tos on iCloud Keychain and passwords, take a look at our related tutorials.

Wrapping it up

While the export feature in the Keychain Access tool is handy, you may find that a lot of your passwords cannot be exported, which is unfortunate. So do your best to use the Setup Assistant if you just bought a new Mac because it will save you some time.

Do you use iCloud Keychain for your passwords or do you prefer a third-party app instead? Let us know below or ping us on Twitter!

How to use Express Transit with Apple Pay on iPhone and Apple Watch


How to use Express Transit to quickly pay for rides via Apple Pay on iPhone and Apple Watch

Express Transit mode with Apple Pay

Thanks to the Express Transit feature that’s available through Apple Pay, you can hop on the tube, buses, trams, light rail and overground rail in major cities and pay for your public transit journeys just by holding your iPhone or Apple Watch close to the contactless NFC terminal, no need to press any buttons or verify with Face ID, Touch ID or a passcode whatsoever.

There are two methods you can use to ride transit with Apple Pay:

  • With Express Transit mode enabled
  • Without Express Transit mode enabled

This tutorial covers the use of Express Transit mode.

  • Express Transit requirements
  • Express Transit availability
  • How to enable Express Transit for Apple Pay
  • How to disable Express Transit for Apple Pay
  • How to use Express Transit with Apple Pay
  • How to set up a new transit card in Wallet
  • Express Transit not working?
  • Express Pay and Power Reserve
  • Express Transit and security

Express Transit requirements

Express Transit requires an iPhone SE or iPhone 6s or later with iOS 12.3+ or an Apple Watch Series 1 or newer with watchOS 6 or later, as well as an Apple ID signed in to iCloud and a transit card or payment card added to the Wallet app that’s eligible for Express Transit.

In Beijing and Shanghai, all iPhone models from iPhone 6 onward support Express Transit mode. Keep in mind that Express Transit is market-specific so paying for rides with Express Transit mode is limited to a handful of supported countries/regions.

TUTORIAL: How to set up Apple Pay on Apple Watch

Follow along with iDownloadBlog’s tutorial as we teach you how to set up and use Express Transit with your Apple Pay card on your iPhone and Apple Watch.

Express Transit availability

At the time of this writing, Express Transit on Apple Pay was available for the London Underground network in the United Kingdom, the MTA in New York City, Hop Fastpass in Portland, select Beijing and Shanghai transit cards and anywhere Suica is accepted in Japan.

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If you aren’t using Express Transit mode, you will need to authenticate each ride purchase at the transit terminal or gate with Face ID, Touch ID or your passcode — at the contactless reader, double-click your iPhone’s or Apple Watch’s Side button while on the Lock screen.

TUTORIAL: How to use Apple Pay

Apple’s support document provides step-by-step instructions for paying transit with Apple Pay in case Express Transit mode isn’t supported or enabled. Another Apple support document lists some additional countries and regions where you can pay for transit with your payment card in Wallet on an iPhone and Apple Watch if you aren’t using Express Transit mode.

You should check with your transit agency to see if they support payment using Apple Pay.

How to enable Express Transit for Apple Pay

Follow the instructions included right ahead if you’d like to set up the Express Transit feature for any credit, debit or prepaid card that’s registered with your Apple Pay.

iPhone

1) Open the Settings app on your iPhone 6s or later with iOS 12.3 or up.

2) Choose Wallet & Apple Pay from the main list.

3) Tap Express Travel Card.

4) Now select a credit, debit or prepaid card from the list that you’d like to use for Express Transit, then authenticate with Face ID, Touch ID or your passcode.

Going forward, you’ll be able to pay for your public transit journeys by holding your iPhone near the contactless transit terminal or gate without authenticating with Face ID, Touch ID or passcode. Your ride fares will be charged to the Apple Pay card you’ve picked in Settings. To change your Express Transit card at any time, simply choose a different card in step 4.

Only one Apple Pay card can be designated to support Express Transit.

Apple Watch

1) Open the Watch app on your paired iPhone.

2) Tap the My Watch tab.

3) Choose Wallet & Apple Pay from the main list.

4) Tap Express Transit Card.

5) Now choose a credit, debit or prepaid card that you’d like to use for Transit Express mode, then authenticate with your Apple Watch passcode.

You can now pay for your public transit journeys at the transit terminal or gate by holding your watch near the terminal, no need to press the Side button to invoke Apple Pay. Doing so will prompt Apple Pay to use your selected card to pay for your ride. To change your Express Transit card, simply choose a different card in step 5.

Only one Apple Pay card can be designated to support Express Transit.

How to disable Express Transit for Apple Pay

Follow the steps below to disable Express Transit mode for your card.

iPhone

1) Open the Settings app on your device.

2) Choose Wallet & Apple Pay from the main list.

3) Tap Express Transit Card.

4) Now select None or Off.

With Express Transit turned off, you can still use Apple Pay to pay for your transit rides but you’ll need to manually authenticate with Face ID, Touch ID or your passcode. To remove the payment card associated with Express Transit mode from the Wallet app, select it there, hit the More button and choose Remove This Card.

IMPORTANT: Signing out of iCloud or turning off Face ID, Touch ID or passcode protection on your phone or watch also removes all payment and transit cards from that device.

Apple Watch

1) Open the Watch app on your iPhone.

2) Tap the My Watch tab.

3) Choose Wallet & Apple Pay from the main list.

4) Tap Express Transit Card.

5) Select None.

Optionally, remove the card associated with Express Transit from Apple Pay by opening the Watch app on your iPhone, then tap My Watch tab, choose Wallet & Apple Pay from the main list, tap your Express Transit card and select Remove This Card.

How to use Express Transit with Apple Pay

With the feature enabled, simply hold the top of your iPhone or Apple Watch within an inch (a few centimeters) of the middle of the supported contactless reader until you feel a vibration and see “Done” and a checkmark on the display, indicating the payment’s been completed. The device doesn’t need to be connected to a network for Express Transit to function.

At no point in this process are you required to pull the phone out of your pocket or double-press the Side button on your watch to manually invoke Apple Pay. Best of all, Express Transit doesn’t even require you to wake/unlock your device or open an app.

In Apple talk, Express Transit “just works”.

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Due to the fact that your designated card works automatically for paying public transit journeys without authentication, anyone in possession of your phone or watch will be able to pay for your transit rides using your payment or transit card without having to even unlock your device.

Express Transit does not affect how you pay for your other Apple Pay purchases.

Apple has separate support documents detailing where and how people in Japan can pay with Suica and how folks in Beijing and Shanghai can ride transit with Express Transit.

How to set up a new transit card in Wallet

Aside from your credit, debit or prepaid cards registered with Apple Pay, Express Transit mode can use your transit card in the Wallet app. Follow the instructions below to learn how to set up a new transit card in Wallet to use for Express Transit with Apple Pay:

1) Verify that the correct region is set on your device:

  • iPhone: Go to Settings → General → Language & Region, then tap Region.
  • Apple Watch: Launch the Watch app on your paired iPhone, hit the My Watch tab, then tap General → Language & Region and choose your market under Region.

2) Now open the Wallet app on your iPhone.

3) Hit the Add button.

4) Choose Continue.

5) Choose your city’s transit card.

Don’t see the transit card you’re looking for? If so, it’s probably unavailable in your area.

6) Pick an amount to put on the transit card, then tap Add.

With a new transit card created on the phone, follow the steps earlier in this tutorial to turn on Express Transit mode for this transit card. The first transit card added to Wallet automatically becomes your Express Transit card, but you can change that in Wallet at any time.

You are permitted to set one payment card as your Express Transit card per transit network and one transit card as your Express transit card per transit network. Moreover, Apple lets you have both your preferred payment card and transit card enabled for the Express Transit feature in the same city. If your transit agency accepts both payment and transit cards, the contactless reader will automatically choose your transit card in Wallet.

Do you use your transit agency’s official iOS app? If so, you may be able to use it to not only set up a new transit card but also for additional services, such as transferring the balance of your virtual card or adding funds to your transit card. Talk to your transit agency to verify that they support adding funds to transit cards through their app.

Transferring your transit card balance to Wallet

Do this if you need to transfer the balance of your physical transit card to Wallet.

iPhone

1) Verify that you have the correct region set on your device by going to Settings → General → Language & Region, then hit Region and make your choice there.

2) When you region is set, proceed by opening Wallet app on your iPhone.

3) Tap the Add button.

4) Tap Continue.

5) Tap the name of your transit card.

6) Now select Transfer Balance From Existing Card.

7) You’ll be asked to type in the 4 digits of your card number so enter them.

8) Lastly, rest the top of your iPhone on the middle of your transit card until you see the onscreen message saying “Card Added”.

Be patient as this process could take a few minutes to complete.

Apple Watch

1) Be sure the correct region is set on your device by launching the Watch app on your paired iPhone, then go to My Watch → General → Language & Region and select your region.

2) With you region is set, launch the Watch app on your paired iPhone.

3) Tap the My Watch tab.

4) Choose Wallet & Apple Pay from the main list.

5) Tap Add Card.

6) Tap Continue.

7) Choose the name of the transit card you’d like to add.

8) Choose Transfer Balance From Existing Card and follow the steps to transfer the balance.

Don’t worry about removing a transit card from your iPhone or Apple Watch because iOS will store any remaining balance so that you can transfer it to another iPhone or Apple Watch as long as it’s signed into iCloud with the same Apple ID.

You can also move a transit card from the phone to your watch, as described further below.

Moving your transit card from iPhone to Apple Watch

Unlike the payment cards you have added in the Wallet app, your transit cards can exist on only one device at a time. But don’t you worry a thing, just follow the steps below in order to learn how to easily and securely move a transit card from your iPhone to your Apple Watch.

1) Open the Watch app on your iPhone.

2) Tap the My Watch tab.

3) Select Wallet & Apple Pay from the main list.

4) Scroll down and tap the Add button next to the transit card you’d like to move to the watch.

You aren’t allowed to move a transit card to another device during a transit journey. If you’d like to move the transit card back to your iPhone, simply use the Wallet app on your phone.

Express Transit not working?

Express Transit requires support from transit agencies.

If your transaction won’t complete, verify with your transit agency if they support Express Transit at that location. Alternatively, choose another card in Wallet to pay for your ride by double-clicking the Side or Home button on your iPhone or Apple Watch to invoke Apple Pay, then choose another card and authenticate with Face ID, Touch ID or your passcode.

Express Transit and power reserve

Power reserve can be used with your Express Transit cards on the iPhone XS/XR or later models. Similar to power reserve on your Apple Watch, this feature lets contactless NFC transactions like Express Transit to work even if the battery is super low.

TUTORIAL: How to use Power Reserve on Apple Watch

Power reserve is available for up to five hours when your iPhone needs to be charged, meaning you can still use Express Transit for NFC payments for about five hours after your iPhone is dead. You can see if your Express Transit cards are available when your phone battery is flatlined by pressing the Side button, which should give you a text message and a haptic push.

Apple advises against doing this often to avoid significantly reducing the power reserve for Express Transit cards. “If you choose to power off your iPhone, this feature will not be available,” Apple notes.

Express Transit and security

Express Transit may also create a security issue because a thief in physical possession of your iPhone or Apple Watch is basically able to pay for their transit rides using your credit or payment card in Apple Pay that has been enabled for Express Transit.

To prevent your stolen device from being used to ride transit or make any transactions with Apple Pay, suspend its use by logging in with your Apple ID at iCloud.com on your computer, then select Find My iPhone, choose All Devices, pick your device and choose Lost Mode.

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Sådan får du liv i en iPad, der er slået fra eller hvor du har glemt koden





Sådan får du liv i en iPad, der er slået fra eller hvor du har glemt koden

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Her er en vejledning til, hvordan du kan få din iPad eller iPhone til at virke igen, hvis du har glemt koden til den, eller hvis du har indtastet en forkert kode så mange gange at enheden er blevet slået fra (disabled). Typisk vil du blive mødt en besked som “iPad er slået fra opret forbindelse til iTunes”.

Der er tre forskellige metoder til at få iPaden eller iPhonen til at virke igen. Hvilken en af de tre metoder du skal vælge afhænger af, om du tidligere har synkroniseret enheden med iTunes på din computer samt om “Find min iPhone” er slået til eller ej. Hvis ikke du ved eller kan huske det, så prøv de tre metoder en ad gangen i rækkefølge. Virker den første ikke, går du videre til nummer to. Virker den heller ikke, går du videre til nummer tre.

Hvis du tidligere har synkroniseret din iPad eller iPhone med iTunes på din computer uden at have slået “Find min iPhone” til er du bedst stillet. I så fald vil du uden videre kunne tage sikkerhedskopi og gendanne enheden så den er klar til brug igen uden at du skal bruge din kode.


Sådan gendanner du en iPad/iPhone som tidigere har været synkroniseret med iTunes


Udnyt at iTunes kender din enhed

Hvis du tidligere har synkoniseret din enhed via iTunes, kan du umiddelbart bruge iTunes til at gendanne den med. Alle dine indstillinger og indhold bliver bevaret med denne metode.

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Forbind til iTunes

Forbind din iPhone med kabel til din computer og åbn iTunes. Tryk på iPhone-knappen øverst til venstre i iTunes og vælg din enhed.

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Besked: Svar via iPhone

Hvis du ser denne besked i iTunes, eller på anden vis bliver bedt om at svare via din iPhone, er det fordi den aldrig har været synkroniseret med computeren. Du kan derfor ikke benytte denne metode, men må bruge en af metoderne nedenfor.

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Resume

Du er nu på enhedens oversigtside (resume). Bemærk at selvom din enhed er slået fra, så har du fuld adgang til at kunne administrere den i iTunes. Det udnytter vi.

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Tag sikkerhedskopi

Start med at tage en sikkerhedskopi. Det hurtigste og nemmeste er at gøre det til computeren frem for iCloud. Markér “Denne computer” og tryk derefter på “Sikkerhedskopier nu”. Vent på at den bliver helt færdig.

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Gendan enheden

Nu skal du gendanne enheden. Tryk på “Gendan iPhone” eller “Gendan iPad” i den øverste boks.

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Besked: Slå “Find min iPhone” fra

Hvis du ser denne besked er det fordi du har slået “Find min iPhone” til. Dette er en tyverisikring, som overtrumfer alt. Du kan af gode grunde ikke slå det fra på din enhed, når du er lukket ude. Du kan derfor ikke bruge denne metode, men må gå videre nedenfor.

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Sæt enheden op igen

Når din iPad eller iPhone er blevet gendannet, skal den sættes op igen. Brug den sikkerhedskopi du lige har taget i iTunes til formålet. Herefter kan du bruge den igen med alt indhold intakt.

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Hvis iTunes beder dig godkende computeren via din enhed, er det fordi du aldrig tidligere har synkroniseret den med computeren. iTunes kan derfor ikke med sikkerhed vide at du er den rette ejer ef enheden, og vil derfor ikke give dig adgang. I dette tilfælde må du gå videre med næste metode.

Bliver du bedt om at slå “Find min iPhone” fra når du skal til at gendanne, er du ogå nødt til at gå videre med næste metode. “Find min iPhone” er en tyverisikring, der forhinder simpel gendannelse i iTunes.

I begge tilfælde er det ikke noget problem. Du skal nok få liv i din iPad eller iPhone alligevel. Dog vil indholdet på iPhonen blive slettet umiddelbart, så du er afhængig af at du har en opdateret sikkerhedskopi for at kunne genskabe dit indhold.


Sådan gendanner du en iPad/iPhone hvor “Find min iPhone” er slået til


Udnyt at enheden er koblet til dit Apple ID

Hvis du har slået “Find min iPhone” til, kan din iPad eller iPhone slettes og gendannes uden videre selvom du har glemt din kode til enheden.

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Besøg iCloud.com

Åbn din en browser på din computer og gå ind på hjemmesiden icloud.com. Log ind med dit Apple ID og kodeord.

Har du glemt dit kodeord til Apple ID, kan du nulstille det her: iForgot

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Find min iPhone

Tryk på “Find min iPhone”-ikonet i oversigten.

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Vælg din enhed

Tryk på “Alle enheder” øverst i midten og vælg den enhed, det drejer sig om, i listen.

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Slet enheden

I det lille vindue, der kommer frem, skal du trykke på “Slet iPhone” eller “Slet iPad”.

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Bekræft sletningen

I det lille vindue, der kommer frem, skal du bekræfte, at du vil slettet alt indhold og alle indstilinger på enheden.

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Sæt enheden op igen

Når din iPad eller iPhone er blevet slettet, skal den sættes op på ny. Du kan enten vælge at benytte den seneste sikkerhedskopi, eller at sætte den op som ny. Herefter kan du bruge den igen.

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Hvis din enhed ikke fremgår af listen på iCloud.com er det fordi du ikke har slået “Find min iPhone” til. I så fald er løsningen at sætte iOS-enheden i recovery-mode og gendanne firmwaren manuelt i iTunes via nedenstende metode.

Dette sletter alt indhold på telefonen – også koden. Har du en sikkerhedskopi kan du gendanne den, ellers vil al data på enheden være tabt.


Sådan gendanner du en iPad/iPhone manuelt


Sluk enheden

Fjern alle kalbler fra din enhed og sluk den: Hold Power-knappen nede og skub for at slukke. Vent til enheden er slukket helt.

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Forbind til iTunes

Tryk og hold hjem-knappen nede. Mens du holder knappen nede skal du forbinde den med kabel til din computer. Bliv ved med at holde hjem-knappen nede indtil du ser “Forbind med iTunes”-skærmbilledet. Nu kan du slippe knappen.

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Åbn iTunes

Åbn iTunes på computeren. Du vil se en besked om at det et problem med din iPhone. Tryk på “Annuller”

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Gendan enheden

Nu skal du gendanne enheden. Tryk på “Gendan iPhone” eller “Gendan iPad” i den grå boks. I det vindue, der kommer frem, skal du bekræfte, at du vil slettet alt indhold og alle indstilinger på enheden.

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Sæt enheden op igen

Når din iPad eller iPhone er blevet gendannet, skal den sættes op på ny. Du kan enten vælge at benytte den seneste sikkerhedskopi, eller at sætte den op som ny. Herefter kan du bruge den igen. Har du haft “Find min iPhone” slået til, kan enheden ikke bruges før du har indtastet dit Apple ID.

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How to clear the DNS cache on your iPhone, iPad & Mac



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Is a stale DNS cache making your web browsing experience excruciatingly slow? If so, you may have thought about speeding things up by switching to an alternate domain name server on your device. In that case, you’ll need to clear the DNS cache on your device. There are several ways to go about flushing DNS caches in iOS and macOS, and this step-by-step tutorial covers them all! Here’s how to delete the DNS cache on your iPhone, iPad and Mac.

If you cannot connect to some websites, a web page won’t load at all or your network slows down randomly for no apparent reason, chances are your device’s DNS cache has become corrupted due to technical glitches, administrative accidents or other reasons.

Aside from other reasons, the DNS cache may become polluted when unauthorized domain names or IP addresses are inserted into it via a network attack or malware/virus.

But worry not, resetting the DNS cache should help resolve those problems.

What is a DNS cache?

DNS, or “Domain Name System,” has been the staple of the Internet’s functionality since 1985.

In short, DNS is a decentralized naming system for devices connected to the Internet or a private network (VPN). The system assigns domain names to each of the devices while translating human-readable domain names like iDownloadBlog.com to the numerical IP addresses that identify services and devices with the underlying network protocols.

TUTORIAL: How to clear website data on Apple Watch

A DNS cache, also known as a DNS resolver cache, is a temporary database, a phone book of sorts, which helps speed up DNS lookups by storing records of all the recent network requests. Rather than having to memorize numerical IP addresses for your favorite websites, your device can tap into a cached table of recent DNS lookups to know how to load a web resource.

In other words, a DNS cache is just a memory of recent DNS lookups that your computer can quickly refer to when it’s trying to figure out how to load a website. A DNS cache is maintained by the operating system but some browsers may keep their own DNS cache.

TUTORIAL: How to clear browsing cache in Safari, Firefox & Chrome

All caches can become corrupt over time, and that’s especially true with DNS ones. A corrupt DNS cache may lead to intermittent problems with loading websites. Ergo, clearing the DNS cache so it doesn’t hold invalid items is usually the best way to solve any such woes.

It is very important to stress that clearing the DNS cache won’t remove your browsing history, website data, saved passwords or any other temporary Internet files that get saved to your device to speed up web page load times.

When and why you should clear DNS caches

Here are a few common scenarios in which clear the DNS cache may help.

  • Prevent DNS hijacking: This practice subverts the resolution of DNS queries, which can be achieved via malware or by modifying the behavior of a trusted DNS server to the point it no longer complies with Internet standards. Flushing your DNS cache minimizes risk of DNS hijacking, which is a significant problem in China.
  • Resolve page-loading problems: Starting fresh is the best way of addressing situations when some websites won’t load or web pages load slowly.
  • Server entires have changed: If an entry on the web server is changed or a new entry is added, you might need to flush the DNS cache immediately to prevent interruptions. Keep in mind that if you’re waiting for server-side DNS changes to propagate, adjusting your device’s DNS settings may not have a desired effect before the changes have carried over between servers around the world.
  • Using Google DNS or Open DNS servers: Before setting your device to use Google DNS or Open DNS servers as its DNS, which speeds up web browsing when on Wi-Fi, you’re advised to flush out the DHCP assignments by clearing out DNS caches.
  • Enforce a network settings change: If you’ve made changes to your device’s network settings, like adding a custom DNS as part of your VPN service, clearing out the DNS cache will make these changes take effect immediately without any further action.
  • Protect from malware: A computer virus or malware may change your DNS settings in the background, or fool you into changing them manually, in order to redirect you to a page full of ads or a phishing page that mimics a legitimate website. Clearing out the DNS cache deletes all the entries, including invalid or rogue records.

Even if you’re not having any problems loading web pages whatsoever, clearing out a stale DNS cache won’t just make your web browsing experience hassle-free but will also clean up the valuable storage space in your device.

TUTORIAL: How to erase your browsing history in Safari

Your router has a DNS cache, too, meaning that any DNS troubleshooting steps should also include flushing the DNS cache on both the computer and the router.

Follow along with us as we explain how to clear the DNS cache on your iPhone, iPad and Mac.

How to clear DNS caches

You can flush the DNS cache in ways more than one.

How to clear DNS caches on iPhone and iPad

On iOS, you have three different ways of clearing the DNS cache. Firstly, you can toggle Airplane Mode on and then back off, which has the side-effect of flushing the DNS cache. Secondly, you can simply reboot your device in order to achieve the same effect like the Airplane Mode method. And thirdly, dumping your network settings will also do the trick.

Method #1: Airplane Mode

Toggling Airplane Mode is the quickest way to flush your DNS cache because doing so instantly turns off the wireless features on your device and shuts down cellular radios so that you comply with airline regulations. If you need to clear DNS caches multiple times per day, this is the method you’ll want to use (it works with cellular iPads, too).

1) Open Control Center by swiping down from the upper-right corner of the screen on iPhone X or later or iPad with iOS 12 or later. On older devices or iOS versions, swipe up from the bottom edge to pull up the Control Center overlay.

2) Tap the Airplane Mode icon in the top-left corner of the Network Settings card.

When Airplane Mode is toggled on, the icon turns orange to denote that all cellular services are currently shut down, which will also prompt iOS to flush the system’s DNS cache.

3) After about 15 seconds, tap the Airplane Mode icon again to re-enable wireless services.

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You can also go to Settings → Airplane Mode and tap the slider to turn it on.

Method #2: Rebooting

Restarting your device makes it fast and simple to flush the DNS cache.

1) Do the following:

  • On iPhone X and 2018 iPad Pro and newer: Press and hold the Side button and either volume button until the slider appears.
  • On older devices, like iPhone 8 and earlier: Hold down the Power button for a few seconds.

The Power button is also known as the Top button on iPod touch and iPad.

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iOS restart buttons have been rechristened and repositioned over the years

2) Swipe the slider labeled Slide to Power Off.

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3) After the device shuts down and turns off, wait a few seconds then press and hold the Side/Top/Power button again until you see the Apple logo. As a security precaution, when the device reboots you’ll need to enter your passcode to re-enable Touch ID or Face ID.

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If your device is on iOS 11+, you can also turn it off in Settings → General → Shut Down.

Because rebooting takes more time than toggling the Airplane Mode on and then back off, this isn’t the best approach if you need to flush your DNS cache multiple times per day.

NOTE: Concerned about DNS hijacking? If so, this isn’t the safest method of flushing the DNS cache because the hijacking may occur immediately after the device reboots, before you even have the chance to connect to a VPN.

Method #3: Network settings dump

Clearing the network settings on your device will also flush the system’s DNS cache.

1) Open Settings on your device.

2) Choose General from the list.

3) Tap Reset.

4) Choose Reset Network Settings.

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5) Type in your passcode, if asked, then confirm that you wish to clear out all network settings and return them to factory defaults.

This may not be the best method because resetting your network settings won’t just restart the device (which clears the caches anyway) but also clear passwords for all the Wi-Fi networks you’ve joined. Worse, cellular data settings from your wireless provider will be cleared out, too, and all your other network settings will be lost so you’ll need to set them up again.

How to clear DNS caches on your Mac

On macOS, the flushing of DNS caches is performed through Terminal commands that have changed over the years, but don’t you worry a thing as iDownloadBlog has you covered.

1) First, open Terminal from your /Application/Utilities folder or via Spotlight.

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2) Type the command corresponding to your Mac operating system version, then press Enter.

  • macOS Sierra, High Sierra & Mojave (10.12, 10.13 and 10.14)

sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder; sleep 2

  • OS X Yosemite 10.10.4+ and El Capitan (10.11)

sudo dscacheutil -flushcache; sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder

  • OS X Yosemite (10.10.0-10.10.3)

sudo discoveryutil mdnsflushcache; sudo discoveryutil udnsflushcaches

  • OS X Mavericks (10.9)

dscacheutil -flushcache; sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder

  • OS X Lion and Mountain Lion (10.7 and 10.8)

sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder

  • OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard (10.5 and 10.6)

sudo dscacheutil -flushcache

If for some reason the Terminal command for macOS Sierra and newer won’t work properly, feel free to use the following syntax instead:

sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder; sudo killall mDNSResponderHelper; sudo dscacheutil -flushcache

You will need to administrative privileges to execute these commands.

Bonus: Mac-cleaning software

If all of the above sounds too complicated, especially the Terminal method, consider a third-party solution such as MacPaw’s CleanMyMac, which is a much simpler alternative to clearing your DNS caches that works on all versions of the Mac operating system.

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Start by downloading CleanMyMac from the MacPaw website for free.

After you install the app, launch it and click on Maintenance in the lefthand sidebar menu. Now select the option Flush DNS Cache and click Run to have CleanMyMac do its magic.

Clearing DNS caches in Safari, Chrome, Opera & Firefox

In addition to the system’s own DNS cache, most browsers (barring Internet Explorer) also keeps a cached copy of the DNS records. This internal browser DNS cache may get corrupt over time and slow down lookups. Your browser automatically clears its cache when it’s restarted, but you can also do it manually without having to reopen the app.

Safari

1) Launch Safari on your Mac.

2) Enable Safari’s hidden Develop menu by choosing Preferences from the Safari menu.

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3) Click the Advanced tab.

4) Tick the box next to “Show Develop menu in menu bar”.

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Now the hidden Develop menu will appear in Safari’s menu bar.

5) Click the Develop menu, then choose the option Empty Caches.

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After clearing your browsing cache, be sure to quit and re-launch Safari for the best results.

Chrome

1) Launch Chrome on your Mac

2) Type chrome://net-internals/#dns in the address bar, then press Enter.

3) You’ll be taken to the DNS section of Chrome’s internal settings page. Click DNS in the left-hand column, then click the button labeled Clear Host Cache to flush the DNS cache.

4) Open a new tab, then type in the address chrome://net-internals/#sockets and press Enter.

5) You’ll be take to the section of Chrome’s internal settings page for cached socket pools. Click Sockets in the lefthand column, then click the button labeled Flush Socket Pools.

Now restart Chrome for the changes to take effect.

Opera

1) Launch Opera on your Mac

2) Type opera://net-internals/#dns in the address bar, then press Enter.

3) You’ll be taken to the DNS section of Opera’s internal settings page. Click the button labeled Clear Host Cache to flush the DNS cache.

4) Open a new tab, then type in the address opera://net-internals/#sockets and press Enter.

5) You’ll be take to the section of Opera’s internal settings page for cached socket pools. Now click the button labeled Flush Socket Pools.

Now restart Opera for the best results.

Firefox

1) Launch Firefox on your MAc.

2) In the address bar, type about:config and press Enter.

3) Click “I accept the risk!” on a warning page.

4) Use the search field at the top to search for “network.dnsCacheExpiration”.

5) Your search should return two variables, named “network.dnsCacheExpiration“ and “network.dnsCacheExpirationGracePeriod”. Double-click on each variable’s value part so you can edit it, then change the value from the default 60 to 0, which will prompt Firefox to immediately clear out its DNS cache.

6) After doing this, now set both variables back to 60.

Restart Firefox for the best resets.

Need help? Ask iDB!

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How to fix a red exclamation mark on Apple Watch

 

How to fix a red exclamation mark on Apple Watch

Apple Watch can sometimes run into difficulty when installing an update. If you’ve encountered a warning screen, follow along for how to fix a red exclamation mark on Apple Watch.

Whoosh! Screen Cleaner

Apple notes that users shouldn’t attempt to force restart Apple Watch during an update.

However, if the device encounters an issue during installation with a red exclamation mark screen as shown below, a force restart is the next step.

How to fix a red exclamation mark on Apple Watch

  1. Press and hold both the side button and Digital Crown for at least 10 seconds.
  2. Let go of both buttons when you see the Apple logo
  3. If the Apple logo doesn’t show up, contact Apple support

red exclamation Apple Watch

Unfortunately, if that doesn’t solve your problem, you’ll likely need to take your Apple Watch into an Apple Store, AASP, or mail it in after contacting Apple support.

For more help getting the most out of your Apple devices, check out our how to guide as well as the following articles:


Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:

How to turn off Safari website notifications on macOS

 

How to turn off Safari website notifications on macOS

Safari website notifications are great to get up to date news as they are published. However, it can sometime be overwhelming and you might want to turn off Safari website notifications for certain sites.

Follow along to learn how to turn them off…

How to turn off Safari website notifications on macOS

    1. While in Safari on macOS, tap on Safari > Preferences.
    2. Tap on Websites and then Notifications on the left column.
    3. Highlight the website you’d like to turn off notifications for and tap the Remove button at the bottom. Confirm the removal.

Safari website notifications are great until you are overloaded with tons of them. Knowing how to manage them and reducing the amount of notifications pushed is always a good thing, especially when they start to get a bit spammy.

For more help getting the most out of your Apple devices, check out our how to guide as well as the following articles:


Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:

How to Troubleshoot & Fix MacOS Mojave Wi-Fi Issues


How to Troubleshoot & Fix MacOS Mojave Wi-Fi Issues

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Have you been experiencing wi-fi problems since installing MacOS Mojave 10.14 on a Mac? While MacOS Mojave works great for most Mac users with compatible Macs (and even for many Macs that are unofficially able to run Mojave), a small number of MacOS Mojave users have discovered that wireless networking is having difficulties for them. Typically the Mojave wi-fi issues are that the connection has either failed, drops frequently, won’t reliably connect to wi-fi, is unable to connect at all, or even that general wi-fi performance is suffering, and the symptoms appear to have arrived only after updating a Mac to macOS Mojave.

This troubleshooting guide will aim to troubleshoot and resolve wi-fi problems and issues with MacOS Mojave.


Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Problems with MacOS Mojave

We’ll walk through a variety of steps to troubleshoot wireless networking issues on the Mac. Some of these are fairly simple, while others are more complex and require setting up new network profile information, moving system files, using custom network configurations, and other techniques that typically resolve wireless.

Important: Back up the Mac before going any further. This is essential because some of the troubleshooting steps involves accessing and removing system level configuration files. A full system backup is essential so that you can restore from if something goes haywire, and to prevent data loss. Backing up a Mac with Time Machine is easy, don’t skip it.

Install Available Software Updates, & Reboot the Mac

It’s always a good idea to keep system software up to date, and thus your first step should be to check for any available system software updates and install them if applicable.

You can check for and install system software updates in macOS by going to the Software Update control panel in “System Preferences”. Be sure to backup your Mac before installing any system software update.

If you do not have any system software updates available, go ahead and restart the Mac anyway, as sometimes a simple reboot remedies wi-fi and network issues.

Disconnect USB 3 / USB-C Devices, Docks, Hubs, etc from the Mac

If your wi-fi works but is frequently dropping, unable to connect, operates extremely slow, or is nearly useless, a possibility exists of hardware interference with certain USB 3 or USB-C devices and the Mac. This is because some USB devices emit radio frequency that can interfere with wireless networking.

Yes this sounds strange, but apparently some users are discovering that certain USB 3 and USB-C docks, hubs, and adapters are interfering with their wi-fi performance, typically on the newer model MacBook and MacBook Pro computers, but it can impact other machines as well.

An easy way to check if this applies to you and your wi-fi issues is to disconnect any connected USB 3 or USB-C devices, docks, hubs, or adapters from the Mac.

If the wi-fi connection works fine with the USB device disconnected, then you have likely found the culprit for your wireless network issues. If the USB cable is long enough, you can try moving the USB device further away from the computer itself so that nearby interference is minimized.

Some users report that changing the network connection from 2.4ghz to 5ghz can fix this issue, or getting a higher quality shielded USB hub may make a difference too.

For what it’s worth, this same USB interference issue can impact Bluetooth performance as well.

Make a New Wi-Fi Configuration in MacOS Mojave

These steps will walk through removing existing wi-fi configuration files to create new ones, which often resolves network problems on a Mac. Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Back up your Mac first if you have not done so already – do not skip making a backup
  2. Pull down the Wi-Fi menu bar item in the upper right corner of the screen and choose “Turn Wi-Fi Off” to temporarily disable wi-fi on the Mac
  3. Now go to the Finder, and in any easily accessible location (Desktop, Documents, etc), make a new folder named something obvious like “WiFi Backup Files”
  4. Next, pull down the “Go” menu in the Finder and choose “Go To Folder”
  5. Enter the following path in Go To Folder then select “Go”
  6. /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/

  7. Locate and select the following files in the SystemConfiguration folder
  8. NetworkInterfaces.plist
    com.apple.wifi.message-tracer.plist
    com.apple.airport.preferences.plist
    preferences.plist

  9. Select those files and move them to the “WiFi Backup Files” folder you made a moment ago
  10. Now pull down the  Apple menu and choose “Restart”, this will restart the Mac
  11. After the Mac boots back up, click on the Wi-Fi menu in the upper right corner again, this time selecting “Turn Wi-Fi On”
  12. Join the wireless network as usual by finding the wi-fi access point in the Wi-Fi menu

Now try using the internet again as usual, by opening Safari and visiting your favorite website (which is osxdaily.com obviously!). Wireless networking should work fine for most Mac users at this point.

If you continue to have problems with wireless networking and wi-fi, proceed to the next troubleshooting method.

Create a New Network Location with Custom Settings

Detailed below is how to create a new network location using custom configuration settings for DNS and MTU, this can often resolve finicky network issues on the Mac (and other hardware for that matter).

  1. Quit out of any open app that uses the internet (Safari, Mail, Messages, Chrome, Firefox, etc)
  2. From the  Apple menu, choose “System Preferences”
  3. Choose the “Network” panel, then choose “Wi-Fi”
  4. Pull down the “Location” menu and select “Edit Locations” from the dropdown menu
  5. Create a new location in Network preferences

  6. Click the [+] plus button to create a new network location, give it an obvious name like “FixWiFi” then click on “Done”
  7. a new network location to resolve some wireless networking problems

  8. Pull down the dropdown menu next to “Network Name” and choose the wi-fi network to join, then enter the wi-fi password if necessary
  9. Now click on the “Advanced” button, seen in the corner of the ‘Network’ preference panel
  10. Click the “TCP/ IP” tab and now click on “Renew DHCP Lease”
  11. renew DHCP lease to get DHCP info filled in automatically

  12. Now select the “DNS” tab, and within the “DNS Servers” area click on the [+] plus button to add the following IP addresses as one entry per line:
  13. 8.8.8.8
    8.8.4.4

    (Note these IPs are Google DNS servers, but you can use CloudFlare DNS or OpenDNS or others if desired)
    adding custom DNS settings to improve DNS lookups on Mac

  14. Now choose the “Hardware” tab and set ‘Configure’ to “Manually”
  15. Adjust “MTU” to “Custom” and set the number to “1491”
  16. Choosing custom MTU settings in network preferences

  17. Click “OK” to accept the MTU changes
  18. Click “Apply” to set the network changes for the new network location
  19. Exit out of System Preferences
  20. Finally, open Safari, Firefox, or Chrome, and try to visit a website like http://osxdaily.com where it should load fine

This series of steps involving trashing wi-fi preferences to create new ones and using a new Network Location with defined DNS and MTU settings are some of the most consistent means of resolving software based wi-fi issues on the Mac. We’ve covered similar troubleshooting steps for wi-fi problems with other versions of Mac OS, including for High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, and many releases before, because it almost always works.

Reset the Wi-Fi Router / Modem

If you’re having problems with a particular wi-fi router and/or modem, try resetting the router and modem. Usually this just involves unplugging the router and modem for about 20 seconds, then plugging them back in again.

The exact process of resetting routers and modems can vary per manufacturer, and thus it would be impossible to cover all of the options here. If you’re not sure how to troubleshoot wi-fi network issues that are directly related to the wi-fi router and modem (cable, DSL, fiber, dial-up, etc), then contact your ISP for their technical support guidance.

Additional Wi-Fi Troubleshooting Steps

For what it’s worth, almost every single MacOS system software update seems to cause a small number of Mac users some wi-fi grief, and in most cases it’s just a matter of a corrupted plist file, a DHCP or DNS issue, or something fairly simple to resolve. This is no different with the MacOS Mojave 10.14 update (and even the 10.14.x updates), and so while the vast majority of Mac users will experience no difficulty with wireless networking and the software updates, some issues can crop up for small numbers of Macs. The good news is that it’s usually a simple resolution.

Did the above troubleshooting steps resolve your wi-fi problems in MacOS Mojave? Did you find another solution to your wireless networking issues? Share with us your thoughts, experiences with troubleshooting, and solutions for fixing wifi difficulties, by leaving a comment below!